Early Childhood Coalition -
Where children are concerned, everyone can agree on one thing: education is essential to their success. The earlier our children begin developing academic skills, the more likely they are to earn a high school diploma.
The Early Childhood Coalition brings together a wide range of community experts - educators, healthcare providers, businesses, parents, and other concerned citizens - to increase the capacity to make young children kindergarten-ready and to ensure they read on grade level by the end of third grade.
The coalition utilizes two programs that are used statewide: Excel by 5 and Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. The goal of Excel by 5 is to help children become healthy, happy, and ready to learn by optimizing existing resources and highlighting the role communities play in educating children ages 0-5. Campaign for Grade-Level Reading addresses the three underlying challenges that keep many young children from learning to read well: school readiness, school attendance, and summer learning.
To accomplish these goals, the coalition offers parenting workshops, early childcare trainings, health screenings, and a multitude of other services. In addition, it has established three resource centers for parents that each include an educational toy lending library, educational resource materials, and Hatch computers. The coalition works closely with the 55 daycare/childcare centers in Lee County as well as the Tupelo and Lee County school districts.
This year the coalition has implemented an extensive arts integration program that utilizes the talents of local musicians, writers, and other artists to teacher youngsters basic skills through a variety of art media. Through partnerships like these, all educational entities can work together to help students succeed.
To learn more about the Early Childhood Coalition, visit their Facebook page and their profile page on Volunteer Northeast Mississippi's website.
Thank you to the Early Childhood Coalition for helping all our children succeed!
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